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Change Management Assessment

Change Management Assessment

Change management is a rather ambiguous term which has a number of facets to it. Major ones that need most thought are how we adapt to change, how we attempt to control it, and how we actually catalyze or effect change. In all three of these, the best approach is to be prepared for change as much as possible or what is often called adopting a “pro-active” attitude.  Not only dose this apply to individuals, but in the business world to teams and whole organizations, where being proactive means coming up with approaches, methodologies, policies and procedures which help to better deal with change of all kinds and to take advantage of it (rather than to be adversely affected by it).

Just as all living things in the wild have to cope with change in their environment on a constant basis,  individuals, teams and organizations need to evolve their handling strategies for their inevitably changing conditions and thereby increase their chances or learning from it and even thriving.  As a result, as the pace of change seems to grow ever faster, in organizational as well as personal life, we need to develop our skills as individuals and as groups of people. However, where possible we also need to help others to manage their own change challenges. An effective change coping or handling assessment can therefore be a great first step in this journey by providing a diagnostic process for knowing where specific attention should be concentrated. To this end, the “Change Management Effectiveness” Profile (see link below) provides a comprehensive process for assessing an individual’s capacity to handle minor or major change. This is done by measuring change management ability in seven categories as follows:

  • Proactive Thinking
  • Preparation For Change
  • Involving Others
  • Visualizing The Future
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Breaking From The Past
  • Consolidating New Learning

Change Management AssessmentThis online and paper-based change management assessment gives individuals the opportunity to not only carry out a self-assessment (which provides scores and interpretive information in all seven of the above categories) but also allows participants to undertake the change assessment as 180-degree feedback (including his or her boss) and even 360-degree feedback (adding in up to ten colleagues as well). Individuals end up with a personalized report of results which also then shows where efforts to improve or make small adjustments in approach may be focused in the future. The $20 spent on this assessment is therefore well-worth the investment.

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About Dr. Jon Warner

Dr. Jon Warner is a prolific author, management consultant and executive coach with over 25 years experience. He has an MBA and a PhD in Organizational Psychology. Jon can be reached at OptimalJon@gmail.com

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